BY EKATERINA WALTER
Why are some people more successful than others?
The answer is – their vocabulary. Here are the things
you will probably never hear successful people say
and the reasons why that’s the case:
1. It’s impossible!
Successful people know that there is always a solution to any problem.
Sometimes you’ll have to get creative, but there is no such thing as
impossible. And when the goal seems too huge to accomplish, they
tackle it in little pieces – they know that a lot of small steps eventually
lead you to the top of the highest mountain.
You will never hear innovators say “I hate my job!” or “I don’t care!”
If you don’t have this key ingredient – passion coupled with vision –
you will never be able to overcome challenges and take risks to
push the envelope, innovate, and grow your business.
2. I don’t care!
3. Stop asking questions!
They know that as soon as curiosity halts and we stop asking questions,
the radical innovation ends. They encourage their teams to consistently
question the way they should do things and challenge conventional
wisdom. Their favorite questions are” “Why?” “Why not?” “What if?”
4. Why should I be the one doing this?
The ones, who identify gaps and take on filling them, usually get the
most visibility internally, get to grow their responsibilities and teams
the most, and ultimately get to build something truly amazing. “But
it’s not my job to do this” is just not in their vocabulary.
5. I don’t think we should change the way we do things.
Visionary people always challenge the way things are done. They find
better, quicker, more effective ways to accomplish tasks and execute
on the right strategies. They understand that change is necessary and
that comfortably resting on their laurels is not the path that’ll lead to
6. Thank you, but I am not looking for any feedback.
To truly succeed one has to be open to feedback. They will not only get
the respect of their teams and colleagues, but also get an invaluable
chance to look at themselves through the eyes of others. None of us
are perfect, we all can use feedback to help us grow.
7. But what if we fail?
Failure is just another solid stepping stone to an amazing discovery,
another necessary checkmark of what not to do. Successful people are
not afraid to fail. They know it’s only the matter of time they do fail,
but that doesn’t stop them from innovating and trying out new things.
8. I know better!
Behind every successful person is a smart team. Building a great team
around your vision means admitting that you don’t know everything and
hiring people that fill in the gaps in your knowledge, experience, and
perspective, and trusting them to help you build something extraordinary.
9. But that’s just too hard.
Being the first and conquering new roads is never easy. And sometimes
you do have to learn from other people’s mistakes and successes to
help shape your path. But at the end of the day, when the critical time
comes to shape their own destiny, successful people never chose the
path of less resistance.